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Comparison of Weed Control Systems in Conservation Tillage Cotton

James W. Smith, Paul A. Baumann and Gaylon D. Morgan


Cotton production in the Central Texas Blacklands is complicated by seasonal variance in rainfall, early season temperatures, and weed specie pressure. To deal with these dynamics, new and old crop production technologies are being combined and explored. Technologies currently tested in the Central Texas Blacklands include genetically engineered cotton varieties that contain herbicide and insect resistance, in addition, tillage practices such as conservational tillage are employed to reduce input costs. The genetically engineered cotton technologies are relatively new and therefore exploration into the benefit and limitations need to be investigated. This will help producers achieve a confidence level sufficient to make prudent decisions on which technology or combinations of technologies will function the best for their program goals.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 865 - 866
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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